Books Acquired Recently

Andrew, Elizabeth Jarrett. Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Memoir of Bisexuality and Spirit. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2021. I saw an ad for this book in a magazine (I think it was Poets & Writers), and it intrigued me because I am also writing a memoir that is in part about my bisexuality andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Dodie Bellamy Edition

My newfound obsession with Dodie Bellamy’s work continues! These three books are the latest additions to my collection of her work. Bellamy, Dodie. Cunt-Ups. 2001. New York: Tender Buttons Press, 2018. —. Cunt Norton. Los Angeles: Les Figues Press, 2013. Bellamy, Dodie, and Kevin Killian, eds. Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Dodie Bellamy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Wedding Edition

My partner and I got married on Friday, and did some shopping at local bookstores with some money we received as a gift to celebrate. Clerc’s, Mandel’s, and Nelson’s books were bought at Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey, and the others were bought at the Strand in Manhattan. Baker, Nicholson. Baseless: My SearchContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Wedding Edition”

My Interview with Samuel R. Delany

A few weeks ago I had the honor of interviewing Samuel R. Delany for the Dangerous Visions: Radical Science Fiction virtual symposium, which was sponsored by City Lights Bookstore and PM Press. We talked a lot about his most recent books, but also discussed some of his early career as well. You can watch theContinue reading “My Interview with Samuel R. Delany”

Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition

Delany, Samuel R. The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch–“Angouleme”. 1978. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2014. —. The Tragedy of Ophelia: Two Essays. N.p.: Samuel R. Delany, 2021. These are the only two of Delany’s nearly fifty books that I did not own until now. I decidedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition

Bellamy, Dodie. Bee Reaved. South Pasadena, CA: Semiotext(e), 2021. Bellamy’s latest book is the latest acquisition in my ongoing newfound obsession with her work. I was able to get a signed copy from the Strand. Tea, Michelle. The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America. 1998. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2007. I loveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Queer Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

As I wrote yesterday, there are two factors playing into my current book acquiring: buying textbooks for the upcoming semester and constructing my own book fair in place of the in-person MLA book fair that I missed last week. Several packages arrived yesterday containing books in these two categories. From the “book fair”: Ruth, JohnContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

I received a number of books as gifts for the holidays. Here they are: Chansky, Ricia Anne, and Marci Denesiuk, eds. Mi María: Surviving the Storm. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2021. Davis, Chloe O. The Queens’ English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2021. Florer-Bixler, Melissa. How To Have anContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Harbach, Chad, ed. MFA vs NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction. New York: n+1/Faber and Faber, 2014. This book is already somewhat dated (e.g., in the list of authors Harbach mentions in the title essay and also the rather un-diverse list of contributors), but I decided to buy it and read it anyway because,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Plett, Casey. A Dream of a Woman: Stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021. Plett is an award-winning queer Mennonite writer and also a good friend. I pre-ordered her new book (which has already been nominated for this year’s Giller Prize!) as soon as it was possible to do so, and my copy arrived yesterday. Quilter,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”